tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS October 28, 2016 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT
♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: an october surprise. >> i need to open with a very the f.b.i. reopens the criminal investigation of hillary clinton, 11 days before the election. >> even director comey noted that this new information may not be significant, so let's get it out. >> pelley: also tonight, passengers scramble as an american airlines jetliner catches fire. >> oh -- my -- god! >> pelley: as more >> pelley: as more voters consider making recreational pot legal, listen to a doctor where it already is. >> it's affecting the emergency room, it's affecting the operating room. it's affecting just about every aspect of medicine. >> pelley: and steve hartman with up-and-coming filmmakers living a real-life buddy movie.
>> i just care about mattie. >> to me he's like a brother. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. late today, hillary clinton spoke to reporters trying to put out a political fire. the f.b.i., unexpectedly, reopened its criminal investigation of her private email servers. it was back in july that the justice department closed that investigation into whether classified information was passed on the unauthorized system while secretary clinton was secretary of state. the f.b.i. found a few classified e-mails at the time, and it called secretary clinton extremely careless, but it concluded that she had no criminal intent. now, today, we have learned of thousands of additional e-mails which have been discovered on a laptop used by her top aid huma
abedin and her now estranged husband disgraced former new york congressman anthony weiner. nancy cordes begins our coverage. >> so we don't know the facts, which is why we are calling on the f.b.i. to release all the information that it has. >> reporter: the october surprise came in the form of a three-paragraph letter to congress from f.b.i. director james comey, who wrote that agents on an unrelated case had learned of the existence of e-mails that appear to be pertinent to the clinton investigation. sources tell cbs news that unrelated case involves former new york congressman anthony weiner who allegedly sent sexually-charged messages to a 15-year-old girl. wiener is newly separated from clinton's longest serving aid huma abedin, traveling with clinton today. a device confiscated from weiner and abedin contained the new e-mails which the f.b.i. director said must be reviewed
to determine whether they contain classified information. comey's letter blindsided clint and top aids who were briefing reporters a minute earlier. shocked republicans quickly recovered. paul ryan urging intelligence officials to suspend all classified briefings for secretary clinton until this matter is fully resolved. comey closed the year-long probe into clinton's use of a private server nearly four months ago. >> we did not find clear evidence that secretary clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws -- >> reporter: in des moines, clinton restricted nothing would come of the renewed investigation. >> i think people a long time ago made up their minds about the e-mails. i think that's factored in to what people think and now they're choosing a president. >> reporter: f.b.i. director comey said it's unclear if these materials are significant or not and warned it could take longer
than 11 days, scott, to determine that. >> pelley: 11 days to the election. now let's go to major garrett covering the trump campaign. >> i need to open with a very critical, breaking news announcement. ( cheers ) s )reporter: donald trump broke >> the news about the reopened investigation to supporters in manchester, new hampshire, finding vindication in the f.b.i. move. >> this was a grave miscarriage of justice that the american people fully understood. and it is everybody's hope that it is about to be corrected. ( cheers ) >> reporter: trump complimented the f.b.i.'s decision, but only last night called its original probe into clinton's unsecured email server deeply flawed. >> and i think the biggest rigging of all is what happened with the f.b.i. and the justice department with respect to hillary clinton. >> reporter: the revelation that the new evidence come from the federal investigation into anthony weiner makes these omments from trump in july seem clairvoyant. >> i don't like huma going home
at night and telling anthony weiner all of these secrets. >> hi! i! reporter: today's development couldn't come at a better time for trump, who has been falling ho has polls since his own october surprise exactly three weeks ago, that video showing him making obscene, sexist comments about women. with pressure from big g.o.p. donors to put more of his own wealth on the line, trump today wealth onnew eight-digit donation. >> today, i wrote another check for $10 million. i'm spending money like crazy. >> reporter: crazy is in the eye of the beholder. trump gave only $31,000 to his campaign in the first two weeks of october. but, scott, during that same period of time, trump's campaign, according to federal records, sent ten times that amount to trump-owned properties as reimbursement for playing host to trump presidential campaign events. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. now jeff pegues has more detail on the f.b.i.'s investigation.
>> reporter: in his letter to members of congress, f.b.i. director james comey said his investigative team briefed him yesterday on the new emails. sources say the messages could total in the thousands. >> good morning. >> reporter: before today, it looked like the case was over. on july 5, comey scolded clinton for using the private email server, but the f.b.i. stopped short of recommending charges. >> there is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in secretary clinton's position, or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about those matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. : aboutrter: about three months later, comey's statement was still drawing the ire of republicans. >> because it looks to me like some things were done differently, that i don't recall being done back when i used to work there. >> i hope some day when this political craziness is over you will look back on this. because this is the f.b.i. you know and love. this was done by pros, in the right way. that's the part i have no
patience for. >> reporter: comey has held positions in both republican and democratic administrations, and bristles at suggestions that he takes sides. but the timing of today's revelation has angered some former department of justice employees. former spokesman matthew miller called the disclosure "inappropriate" on twitter, and suggested that comey had broken a cardinal rule. "the justice department goes out of its way to avoid publicly discussing investigations," miller said, especially close to an election. late today, we learned the emails were found on a laptop shared by abedin and weiner. scott, comey has sai profile investigations make him feel pressure to do things quickly and do it well. tonight, his critics are wondering if he has failed on both counts. >> pelley: jeff pegues on the breaking news. jeff, thank you. let's now go to our cbs news political director john dickerson, and, of course, the anchor of "face the nation." john, hillary clinton is swinging at shadows. if we don't know what is in
these emails, how does she defend herself? >> reporter: you could hear that sense of frustration in her chairman john podesta's response to this. the way she defends herself is likely to be the way she did in nds herse debate when difficult issues came up-- she pivoted to other subjects very quickly. and the reason she'd want to do that is to give voters some sense of what she was for, something to vote for, something to be excited about. she will also, of course, try to remind voters about what they don't like about donald trump. he, on the other hand, will try to keep these revelations in the news, if these new revelations don't do that work for him. and he will try to tie it to his argument that hillary clinton is tie to hisf changing washington. isat's been his most effective message so far. >> pelley: now, 34 states are already voting. there have been 18 million votes cast in the election already. so, what effect will this october surprise actually have? >> reporter: well it could lower enthusiasm for democrats in getting out, but although democrats i talked to said they already made up their mind about what they think about this clinton email server issue.
on the republican side, if the story keeps donald trump from being in the center of the political news? republican strategists i have been talking to say that polls recently have shown, and even over the course of the campaign have shown, that when trump is not at the center of the story, those reluctant republicans who found him too risky, they start to move back to his camp. >> pelley: john dickerson, thanks very much. and we'll be watching on sunday as john's guests on "face the nation" include vice president joe biden and republican vice presidential candidate mike pence. there was a major fire today on an american airlines 767 as it was taking off from chicago for miami. there were 170 people on board. at least eight were injured, but injured, buty. dean reynolds is at o'hare 'harert. >> reporter: plumes of smoke and shooting flames could be seen billowing from the right side of american airlines flight 383 after it came to rest on runway 28-"r" just after 2:30 p.m.
air traffic control shut down the airport. gary was a passenger. >> first there was a clunk. after the clunk, the explosion. and then the plane stopped real fast, and we all just started exiting. >> let's go, move! >> reporter: inside, there was panic. >> go! ( screaming ) >> reporter: passengers realizing the plane was on fire began to shout for others to get out quickly. the 161 passengers and crew were forced to escape down evacuation slides on the left side of the plane, scattering to get as far away from the burning fuselage as possible. >> oh my god. >> reporter: federal aviation administration officials say the boeing 767 blew a tire while taking off, and when the pilots tried to abort, the engine caught fire. emergency crews quickly raced to the scene.
when the smoke cleared, you could see the fire-blackened back half of the plane and melted right wing. the eight injured included seven passengers and one crew member. they were all transported to local hospitals with minor injuries. scott, the national transportation safety board is sending investigators. >> pelley: dean reynolds, thanks. well, there was a fedex cargo plane that caught fire today on a runway at ft. lauderdale hollywood airport in florida. the d.c.-10 had just arrived from memphis when the landing gear collapsed and the left wing caught fire. two pilots escaped without injury. there was also an airplane scare last night for the republican vice presidential candidate, mike pence. his plane skidded off a rainy runway at new york's laguardia airport. no one was hurt. the 737 veered right, just after touchdown. the jet was headed for a busy highway, but it was stopped by a so-called arrestor bed, which
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>> reporter: it ended in an f.b.i. chase and a dramatic takedown that killed militia spokesman lavoy finnicum. in all, 26 faced conspiracy to impede authorities and weapons charges. seven, led by ammon and ryan bundy, pleaded not guilty, including neil wampler: >> this, of course, is going to send shock waves through the whole rotten structure of the federal land, so-called ownership. >> reporter: there has been swift reaction on social media. one tweeted, "this sends a terrific message to any goons that go nuts on november 9." in an email sent to the "oregonian" newspaper, one juror said, "prosecutors failed to prove the conspiracy charge," prove but that juror also saw possible possibations. but militia supporter rick koerber sees it differently. >> it's okay to say no to the federal government sometimes. that doesn't make you a criminal. it doesn't mean you don't love or respect this country. it means there are principles
worth standing for. >> reporter: it's still unclear how those not guilty verdicts could affect the trials of seven other militia members scheduled for february. scott, ammon and ryan bundy are still in federal custody as they face charges of armed standoff. >> pelley: carter, thanks. coming up, as voters consider legalized pot, "60 minutes" looks at the impact on newborns. with my moderate to severe crohn's disease,... ...i was always searching for ways to manage my symptoms.
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>> pelley: recreational pot is on the ballot in five states-- california, nevada, arizona, massachusetts, and maine. colorado was among the first to legalize it, and this sunday on "60 minutes," dr. jon lapook looks at the medical impact. >> what recreational flavors do we have today? >> reporter: when recreational marijuana was legalized in colorado, most counties chose not to allow the production or sale of it. pueblo did, and there have been both profits and problems ever since. >> it's affecting the emergency
room, it's affecting the operating room. it's affecting just about every aspect of medicine that you can think of. >> reporter: dr. steven simerville is a pediatrician and medical director of the newborn intensive care unit at pueblo's st. mary corwin's medical center. he supports the ballot initiative to ban recreational pot, in part because he said he has noticed more babies being born with marijuana in their system. his observations are anecdotal, but he is concerned by what he has seen it in his own hospital. in the first nine months of this year, 27 babies born at this hospital, tested positive for t.h.c., the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. that's on track to be about 15% that's on track to be about when was the last time you took care of a baby who tested positive for marijuana? >> i have babies up on the unit right now. >> reporter: right now? >> positive for marijuana. >> reporter: and when were they born? >> all of them were within a week. >> reporter: what does the mother say when you say, "your baby just tested positive for marijuana and it can possibly harm the baby?"
what does the mother say? >> they are not surprised that they have tested positive. i mean, obviously, they know they've been smoking marijuana. but they are in disbelief that it's harmful. they frequently say, "how can it be harmful? "howa legal drug." >> pelley: you can see jon's eye-opening report this sunday on "60 minutes." up next here, steve hartman in search of the next generation of zombie filmmakers. of the next generation of zombie filmmakers. coaching means making tough choices. jim! you're in! but when you have high blood pressure and need cold medicine that works fast, the choice is simple. coricidin hbp is the only brand that gives powerful cold symptom relief
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two 20-year-olds to create two zombies to take over the world. roll it, t.j. >> reporter: if you want to know how it to be a great skateboarder, mattie zufelt is not your man. >> dude, the point is to cruise on the board. >> reporter: sam suchmann won't get you into the x games, either. but if you want to know how to form a perfect friendship, these two young men from rhode island, both with down syndrome, can tell you all you need to know. >> i just care about mattie. mattie is basically everything i wish i was. >> to me, he's like a brother. >> reporter: sam and mattie met about ten years ago. >> i get teary eyed. i don't know why. >> reporter: they were in special olympics together and have been like two peas in a tub ever since. for the past few years one of their favorite activities has been to pretend they're making a movie, a zombie movie, which their families, at first, didn't give a second thought. >> it seemed like another phase, like another phase.
it kept coming up. >> reporter: sam's brother, orter: sam'snoticed they were doing the same scenes over and over, so he did some prying and that's when he found this notebook where sam had where samed an entire feature- length film. what were you thinking as you're reading through this? >> i was like, i can't believe how good this is. and i think that was when i realized that they had put so much work and heart into this that it had to happen. ( applause ) >> yeah! >> reporter: this was the new wrk premiere. >> that's a good one! >> reporter: after raising $70,000 on kickstarter, sam and mattie's movie actually came to life. >> rise my zombies! >> reporter: or death, as the li case may be. it's called "spring break zombie massacre" and sam and mattie wrote every world of the dialogue. i must warn you-- it's really gross in parts, terribly offensive in others, and completely ludicrous throughout.
in other words, it's destined to become a halloween cult classic. >> i don't do it for fame. i do it because i love it, you know. >> i do it for the money. >> reporter: you're doing it for the money? >> yeah. >> i do it because i love it. >> reporter: have you gotten rich on this so far? >> not yet. >> we're doing a sequel. >> reporter: a sequel? >> based on a tragedy, kind of. >> reporter: a tragedy worse orter: abies taking over the world? >> it will be uplifting. >> reporter: i'm sure you'll make it work. i can't wait to see it. >> this is the final plot. >> reporter: genius has never been more genuine. steve hartman, "on the road" in providence, rhode island. ce, rhode: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley, and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs ,,,,
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